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History of the Joint Committee on Reduction of Non-Essential Federal Expenditures (1941-1974) with Observations on Oversight Today

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,History

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41465.pdf

Examines the history and work of one Congressional institution that was created to control federal spending and some representative investigations conducted by the joint committee.   Also considers whether such a committee could be effective today.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists